PUMA India is available in assist of aspiring Caribbean cricketers after Winston Benjamin’s plea

Winston Benjamin
Winston Benjamin (Photograph Supply: YouTube/OneCricket)

Former West Indies pacer Winston Benjamin’s plea for cricketing tools for aspiring cricketers has been heard as one of many world’s main sports activities manufacturers PUMA, has pledged their assist for the younger cricketers within the Caribbean by offering cricket bats and associated tools.

Winston Benjamin, who had represented the West Indies throughout the 80s and 90s, that includes in 21 Checks and 85 ODIs, scalping 161 wickets, had urged former cricketers to assist the younger and upcoming cricketers within the nation by offering cricketing kits.

In an interview with reporter Vimal Kumar, Benjamin sought assist from legendary Sachin Tendulkar, saying, “Mr Tendulkar, may you help me in case you had been in my place?” He additionally thanked former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin for aiding him earlier, “He despatched some tools. Congratulations Azhar! And thanks very a lot on your help. Keep in contact.”

PUMA India has responded to the previous cricketer’s request and has prolonged assist for the aspiring cricketers within the area. “We hear you, Winston. Let’s get these children padded up,” PUMA tweeted in response to Benjamin’s request.

PUMA had earlier come to the help of Zimbabwe gamers by offering their sneakers in 2021

Within the interview, the previous pacer, who has been teaching faculty children in Antigua, acknowledged that the entire franchise cricket would possibly present a platform for younger cricketers, but it surely received’t assist reshape cricket on the grassroots degree.

“Beforehand, we used to have a event in Sharjah the place it simply grew to become a profit recreation for cricketers from totally different nations. I don’t need 20000 US {dollars} and all I need is anyone to say ‘right here is a few equipment- 10-15 bats.’ In order that, I may give them to the kids,” Benjamin had mentioned.

Notably, this isn’t the primary occasion when the German manufacturing outfit got here in assist of cricketers. Earlier in 2021, PUMA, in an endearing gesture, responded to the heartbreaking Tweet of Zimbabwe’s left-handed batter Ryan Burl, who shared the dire situation of their sneakers and requested for assist because of an absence of funds within the cricketing board. PUMA responded to his tweet by offering him and his teammates with brand-new sneakers